Jazz In Town: Giving Thanks For Jazz In Our Community

We have much to be thankful for!  In our jazz community of audiences, venues, and musicians we have seen a resurgence that has not been seen for many years.   Enriching the lives of many and helping to create a vibrant community we are proud to call home.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Here is an early edition to the “Jazz in Town” newsletter.  Read on…

Featured Events

3rd Annual Flip Hunger the Bird ft. DFB, Farrow, & Saranaide

Wednesday, November 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Cave71 Military Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207 United States 
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$10 – $15

Come party with us for the 3rd Annual #FlipHungertheBird – A Concert to Benefit the Food Bank of WNY! Bring in a non-perishable food item, and you save $5 at the door. Join us for a diverse night of Latin, jazz, funk, hip hop, soul, and rock from some of the most exciting acts in WNY! 8pm: Saranaide 9:15pm: Donny Frauenhofer Music 10:30pm: Farro…

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Carina and the Six String Preacher

Friday, November 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pausa Art House19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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A spicy blend of crime jazz, surf, Latin, and pop with a touch of blood and a dash of cinnamon, Carina and the Six String Preacher’s signature sound is a modern-day jazz noir with a twist. Based out of Buffalo New York, the band — formed by singer/songwriter Carina M. and guitarist/songwriter Vincent James Mastrantonio— has been independently writing, recording, and producing music and music videos since 2013. They’ve released three albums, including their most recent EP, “The Great Hideaway”…

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Upcoming Jazz Events On JazzBuffalo.org

Be sure to check out the full listing of upcoming jazz events in the area.  Far too many to list in an email newsletter.  Click the link below!

“A Jazzy Christmas” at the next Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

The Jazz Christmas show is back on Wednesday, December 11.  It was one of our most popular concerts at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series last year.  We are already past half-way sold.

Back by Popular Demand! A Jazzy Christmas With The Buffalo Dolls and The Ladies First Jazz Big Band at the Hotel Henry Jazz Concert Series

Wednesday, December 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hotel HenryCorner Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States 
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Back By Popular Demand!!!!! A Jazzy Christmas With The Buffalo Dolls And The Ladies First Jazz Big Band!! Enjoy an evening of one of Buffalo’s favorite jazz big bands and the vocals of the retro Buffalo Dolls for an evening of jazzy Christmas music. This special production sold out – not once but twice – last year.  And, went on to win “Favorite Awards” in the annual JazzBuffalo Poll voted on by readers and fans!     The Ladies First…

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Partner Spotlight: Classical Sax at the BPO

Our partner, the BPO, is offering to JazzBuffalo subscribers as a special promo code equal to 30% off ticket prices.  Use the code: classicalsax30  The event (2 shows) brings to light the use of the jazz sax in a classical setting.  Read the description and view a video.

Classical Sax with Thomas Wilkins and Timothy McAllister at the BPO

Saturday, December 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)

Kleinhans Music Hall3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States 
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Jazz Sax Lovers Meet Classical Sax Music – Jazz Fans Will Love! ***Special Discount For JazzBuffalo Readers!  Use the promo code CLASSICALSAX30 to get 30% off on tickets!! Originally a military instrument and later adopted by jazz, the saxophone can be as beautifully melodic as a violin or a clarinet, yet somehow never found a permanent home in the traditional orchestra. In this inventive performance with renowned conductor Thomas Wilkins on podium, the sax busts boundaries, becoming the featured woodwind of…

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Our Friends To The North

Our friends to the north continue to support the expansion of the high-art of jazz in the Buffalo – Niagara – Toronto Corridor of jazz, classical, and world music.

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready

Thursday, November 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$50 – $100

To honour Memphis, a.k.a. Soulsville, and her roots, the 2017 NEA Jazz Master, three-time Grammy and Tony Award winner, and UN Ambassador, recaptures the magic and history of the blues, R&B, and soul classics that were originally made in, or are associated with, Memphis.

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Bravo Niagara! Classical and Jazz 2019-2020 Season

Saturday, November 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Bravo Niagara! Niagara-on-the-Lake / St. Catherines, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Bravo Niagara! will present their 2019-2020 concert season featuring internationally-renowned classical and jazz artists. This year marks the 6th season for the Canadian organization with concerts taking place in Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catherines in the province of Ontario. “Our 6th season is brimming with Canadian and international treasures. From classical virtuosos to jazz titans, every concert is a jewel! Bravo Niagara!’s diverse programming will feature a myriad of one-of-a-kind performances, rare appearances, and unique collaborations,” says Artistic Director & Co-Founder…

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SEASON GALA: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays

Saturday, November 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for an extra special jazz concert in support of The Royal Conservatory’s Fund for Koerner Hall, and kick off the most wonderful time of the year! “Big Band Holidays” brings you soulful big band arrangements of songs both sacred and secular. In addition to swinging instrumentals, special guest vocalists Alexis Morrast and Toronto’s own Denzal Sinclaire, join the band for imaginative new versions of holiday season classics. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is…

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A Charlie Brown Christmas at 1st Saturday Brunch at The Hollow Bistro

We end our third year of the 1st Saturday Jazz Brunch with a special Christmas performance!

A Charlie Brown Christmas at the 1st Saturday Jazz Brunch at the Hollow Bistro

Saturday, December 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Hollow Bistro and Brew10641 Main Street
Clarance, NY 14031 United States 
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Make reservations early for this one as Ed Croft on bass and Jake-Malone Brancato on keyboards will play the iconic music from the classic Vince Guaraldi creation – A Charlie Brown Christmas.  Enjoy an award-winning brunch menu and a visit to picturesque Clarence Hollow. Call 716-759-7351 for reservations.

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Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, and Gary Bartz Record Landmark Album To Honor 100th Birthday Of Jazz Icon Charlie Parker

August 29, 2020, will mark the centennial of one of jazz’s most iconic figures, Charlie Parker. The global celebration of Charlie Parker begins with a historic alto saxophone summit bringing together three of modern jazz’s most acclaimed voices.  Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, and Gary Bartz, three of the most heralded alto sax jazz musicians in the last 40 […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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